I also wanted to post my 2 track cleaning cars. One is the 648 and the other is a 24533. The 648 has had one of the link couplers converted to KC by the guy I bought it from at a show. This car is also missing a cleaning brush/sponge. I bought some from Portlines. I put them where I wouldn't lose them. Now if I could only remember where that is.
The 648 is a 3 spring car.
Nice cars. Buy a couple more of the replacement sponges then you will find the ones you already have.
I do not recall that silver and black UP caboose in the background, it looks nice. I assume that is a modern Lionel Flyer car.
Yep buying more of something you can't find is the best way to find it. That maybe why I have so many shop tools and supplies even though everything gets put back where it belongs. I always think anyway.
Yes that Southern Pacific caboose you spotted is an American Flyer/Lionel item. I love cabooses. I don't have nearly all that I want. Read that can afford since some are pricey. At least I think so.
Here's a pix of my Santa Fe post war diesels from Lionel. I have the original boxes as well as the set box for the 2 A units. I also have 2 B units and 8-10 passenger cars for it. My cousin gave me this set for doing him a favor...001.JPG